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The Norfolk and Good: famous (non-literary) Norfolk People

Thomas Anguish 1538-1617 Mayor of Norwich; founder of educational foundation. He is buried in St. George, Tombland.
(John) Thomas Baines 1820-1875 Painter and war artist. Born in Kings Lynn but famous in Australia and South Africa. Buried in Durban.
Thomas Bignold 1761-1835 Founder of Norwich Union
Henry Blofeld 1939- Cricket commentator
Henry Blogg 1876-1954 Lifeboatman, Cromer
Francis Blomefield 1705-1752 Norfolk historian
Anne Boleyn 1507-1536 May have been born at Blickling Hall. (Some say her ghost is still there.)
Boudicca or Boadicea Died AD 61 Queen of the Iceni
Arnesby Brown 1866-1955 Landscape painter
Harry Carter 1907-1983 Sign maker; cousin of Howard Carter
Howard Carter 1874-1939 The archaeologist who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen. He was unaffected by the 'Curse of the Pharaohs'.
Edith Cavell 1865-1915 Nurse. Buried next to Norwich cathedral.
Thomas Coke 1754-1842 PM and Holkham estate owner.
Jeremiah Colman 1830-1898 Moved the family's mustard business from Stoke Holy Cross Mill to Carrow. Buried in Rosary Cemetery.
John Sell Cotman 1782-1842 Artist
Harry Cox 1885-1971 Folk singer and farmworker. Born at Barton Turf.
John Crome 1768-1821 Norwich School Painter
William Crotch 1775-1847 Composer and child prodigy
Harold Davidson 1876-1937 Rector of Stiffkey; saver of fallen women
Cathy Dennis 1969- Singer/songwriter
Sir James Dyson 1947- Inventor of the Dyson vacuum cleaner
Albert Einstein 1879-1955 Visited Norfolk in 1933 after fleeing Germany. He lived for a short time in a hut on Roughton Heath, near Cromer.
Peter Emerson 1856-1936 Broads photographer
William Faden 1750-1836 Mapmaker
William Fellowes 1707-1775 Philanthropist and founder of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital in 1771.
Bob Flowerdew   Organic gardener
Elizabeth Fry 1780-1845 Prison reformer
Jack Gedge 1885-1986 Last wherryman
Sienna Guillory 1975- Actress
Robert Hales 1820-1863 Giant (Buried in West Somerton churchyard)
Neil Innes 1944-2019 Urban spaceman; educated at Thorpe Grammar School
Thomas Ivory 1709-1779 Architect
Will Judge 1883-1960 'The Original Norfolk Comedian'
Robert Kett 1492-1549 Rebel. Hanged at Norwich Castle.
Myleene Klass 1978 Gorleston gal
Sam Larner 1878-1965 Fisherman and folk singer. There is now a blue plaque on his old house in Winterton.
Jenny Lind 1820-1887 The 'Swedish nightingale' sang at St. Andrew's Hall in 1847. Later she raised money from concerts to found the Jenny Lind Infirmary for Sick Children.
Sydney Long 1870-1939 Founder of Norfolk Naturalists' Trust
Herbert de Losinga 1054-1119 Founder of Norwich Cathedral
Jem Mace 1831-1910 Boxer
Ruth Madoc 1943- Actress. Born in Norwich but moved to Wales.
Louis Marchesi 1898-1968 Founder of the Round Table
Robert Marsham 1708-1797 Tree planter and phenologist
Sarah Martin 1791-1843 Prison visitor and reformer
Bernard Matthews 1930-2010 Turkey baron
Danny Mills 1977- Footballer
Walter Nugent Monck 1878-1958 Founder of Maddermarket Theatre
Alfred Munnings 1878-1959 Horse painter
Sir Christopher Myngs 1625-1666 Admiral and pirate
Lord Horatio Nelson 1758-1805 Admiral (Buried St. Paul's Cathedral)
Nimmo Twins   Comedians
Beth Orton 1970- Singer/songwriter
James Paget 1814-1899 Surgeon
Walter Pardon 1914-1996 Folk singer; born at Knapton
Samuel Peto 1809-1889 Rail pioneer
Fuller Pilch 1804-1870 Batsman
Humphrey Repton 1752-1818 Landscape gardener; buried at Aylsham church
Edward Rigby 1747-1822 Surgeon. See Framingham Earl
Edward Seago 1910-1974 Artist. Lived in The Dutch House at Ludham. His ashes were scattered on the marshes.
George Skipper 1856-1948 Architect; designed the Royal Arcade.
James Stark 1794-1859 Norwich School Painter; buried in Rosary Cemetery
Sir Cloudesley Shovell 1650-1707 Admiral (Shipwrecked on Scilly Isles; buried Westminster Abbey.)
Frederick Deleep Singh 1868-1926 Benefactor and local historian. See Blo' Norton
John Edward Smith 1759-1828 Founder of Linnaean Society
Augustine Steward 1491-1571 Three times Lord Mayor of Norwich. His crooked house is situated opposite Erpingham Gate.
Chris Sutton 1973- Footballer
Roger Taylor 1949- Drummer with Queen
Charles 'Turnip' Townsend 1674-1738 Invented four-course crop rotation system
Peter Trudgill 1943- Sociolinguist and Norfolk dialect expert
George Vancouver 1757-1798 British Naval officer; born King's Lynn; explored North America
Robert Walpole 1676-1745 1st English Prime Minister. See Houghton Hall
John Wilson 1943- Angler, tackle shop owner, TV presenter




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